Frodo during the time of the Bilbo’s eleventy first birthday; couplet poem

Across the earth the dancing goes
as beer is sloshed and pink skirts flow

the smiles clear on drunken face
the girls look down at silk and lace

waiting for a partner’s hand
to sweep them off their feet and off the land

frightful stories of an old one’s mind
with a dragon and the gold they’d find

little ones gasp with faces pale
a baby even gives a wail

but on this night so pure and bright
with fire works to light the night

a knowing thing replaces my thoughts
that puts my stomach all in knots

it will not last this food and wine
nor the gold that’s said did shine

when the old one disappears
is when I see the truth of years

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